USA Softball National Coaching School to be held in Las Vegas this November
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball and Nevada ASA will host the 2015 USA Softball National Coaching School, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, ASA/USA Softball announced today. The school, which features instruction from current and former USA Softball Women’s National Team coaches, will take place Nov. 20-22 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Open to 250 participants, the USA Softball National Coaching School is $200 per coach but those who make payment by Oct. 1 will receive an early bird rate of $175. Coaches who register before Oct. 1 will also receive a commemorative portfolio.
The school features firsthand instruction from members of the 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team coaching staff, including Head Coach Ken Eriksen (University of South Florida) and Assistant Coach Laura Berg (Oregon State University), USA Softball’s only four-time Olympian. Eriksen has been at the helm of the USA Softball Women's National Team since 2011 and has led the program to a Pan American Games Gold, four World Cup of Softball titles and two World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship Silver Medals. Berg has been an Assistant Coach with the Women's National Team Program since 2012.
Portions of the school will also feature former USA Softball Women’s National Team Head Coach turned ASA/USA Softball Director of Coaching Education Mike Candrea (University of Arizona). Candrea led the program to a Gold and Silver Medal at the Olympic Games as well as numerous other medals in international competition before retiring from his USA Softball coaching duties in 2008.
After the opening of the school on Friday, Eriksen will address the audience on the state of the USA Softball National Teams. Other Friday clinics are “Outfield Play” with Berg and “Hitting Basics: The USA Way” with Candrea.
Saturday and Sunday’s instruction includes classes on both defense and offense as well as base running, hitting, pitching and outfield play. Candrea will also speak on the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive program. The National Coaching School concludes Sunday morning with a question and answer session with the staff.
A special room rate of $99 per-room plus tax/fees is available at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103. To book a room, call 800-675-3267 or visit their website at www.orleanscasino.com/groups. The Group Code is “A5USL11”.
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